The economic policy of the National Socialists

The Nazi philosophy used the economy to serve its purposes - economic processes were subordinate to the interests of the totalitarian state. Nazi economic policy was characterized by state regulation. The state pursued a patronizing welfare policy, striving for economic autonomy and readying Germany for a new war.


Kurt Schmitt (row 2, first from left), Hermann Göring (row 1, second from left), and prominent party officials celebrating the First of May, 1934, at Tempelhof Field in Berlin (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek - Bildarchiv, Photoarchiv Hoffmann)

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